Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities

Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities

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More than 40 years ago, as the Life Span Institute's research on developmental disabilities took root, efforts began to translate this research into practice through what is now known as the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities (KUCDD). Virtually all of the Life Span Institute's direct service, technical assistance and post-doctoral, pre- and in-service training are associated with KUCDD. These include clinics to diagnose and treat children with disabilities, a statewide project that provides assistive technology to people with disabilities and their families and training childcare providers and social workers to support individuals with disabilities. In addition, investigators affiliated with the KUCDD conduct research that has state, national and international impact in areas like self-determination, positive behavior supports, inclusive educational practices, early childhood education, community and workplace supports, family systems and supports and other areas critical to the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.

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Current Projects

Associate Director for Consumer Activites, Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Director for Applied and Translation Research
Director, KUCDD-Parsons Site
Director, Assistive Technology for Kansans Project
PI, Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Supports
Director, KUCDD-Kansas City Site
Family Support Coordinator, Center for Community Health and Development
Research Project Coordinator,